This is the first half of the Naropa Summer Writing Program 2002 Faculty Reading with Jen Hofer, Keith Abbott, Nina Zivancevic and Karen Tei Yamashita. On this first half of the recording are Hofer, reading mainly from her book Slide Rule, and Keith Abbott, reading one poem, and mainly from his body of prose work. This is part 1 of 2.
First half of a reading by Keith Abbot, Wang Ping, and Lorenzo Thomas. Abbott reads "Zabioni," "What you know with no name for it," "Doing it to death," and others. Ping reads "Flash of selfish consciousness" and "8000 miles of clouds and rains." Thomas reads "Morning raga," "The sadness of space exploration," "The midnight sun," "An education" and "Hollandaise salsa." (Continues on 97P036)
Second half of a reading by Keith Abbot, Wang Ping, and Lorenzo Thomas. Thomas reads a selection of work for approximately twenty minutes, including "Multicultural," "The mockingbirds," "For almost a year to the day," and "Tar baby." (Continued from 97P035)
First half of a Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading. Brownstein reads a selection of poems, including "Paris Visitation," "Distance Between People," and "Breakdown On Broadway." Kathy Acker selections include "Sex Show." (Continues on 79P097)
byAcker, Kathy; Codrescu, Andrei; Holman, Bob; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
First half of an evening of poetry, prose, and music with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, Kathy Acker, and Bob Holman. Taylor is joined by Stephan Ielpi, Elliot Greenspan, and members of the Diggers. Highlights include Taylor's "I have seen the promised land," Codrescu's "Circle jerk," and Holman's "Rare and beautiful things at half price." (Continues on 91P159)
Second half of an evening of poetry, prose, and music with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, Kathy Acker, and Bob Holman. Acker and Holman read from their works, including Holman's "For the birds," "Hey, what did I say," and "Censor not." (Continued from 91P158)
Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, music in literature
Helen Adam class focusing on the appeal of narrative verse. Topics include the works of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Thompson, Allen Ginsberg and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with a list of the great narrative poems and discussions of aspects of witchcraft and the darkness of Scottish border ballads.
Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.) Topics: New American Poetry, performance poetry
First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.) Topics: New American Poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
First half of a reading by Robert Duncan and Helen Adam. Duncan reads a number of his poems and Adam sings her ballads. With an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. (Continues on 76p016.) Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, music and literature, San Francisco Renaissance
Panel discussion on the visual arts and perfection including the vision between amateurs and professionals, poetry and prose happening anywhere, black prayer meetings and improvising with words, and keeping the world safe for poetry. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A panel on visual arts and performance chaired by Anne Waldman. Panelists Marjorie Welish, Maureen Owen, Edwin Torres, Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Kenward Elmslie, Julie Patton, and Steven Taylor make individual statements about the relationships between the creative arts and respond to questions from the audience. The panelists discuss their performance and collaboration work in writing, music, and other art forms. Several panelists place themselves in a historical context, discussing their...
A panel with Anselm Hollo, Lisa Jarnot, Simon Ortiz, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Kristen Prevallet, and Andrew Schelling. The panelists discuss investigative poetics -- poetics based on significant prior investigation into a particular topic, person, history, etc. -- their own personal projects, and giving suggestions to people pursuing investigative poetics for themselves.
Second half of a class with Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy discussing the formation of the Art Song Trio and the series "Nine love songs." On this part, the discussion continues and focuses on the importance of practicing and performing on a regular basis in order to improve as an artist. (Continued from 01P095)
First half of a class with Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy discussing the formation of the Art Song Trio. There is discussion about the difficulties of writing music to accompany a poem. Lacy and Aebi illustrate this point using a series called "Nine love songs." A recording from the series titled "You want to know" is played. Several other recordings are played including "I'm out," "Remark," "In the great monotony," "To marry," and...
First half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi discussing how they choose poems to set to music and the process of setting the piece to music. Lacy and Aebi perform "I cut the curtains of deception." They teach the class the song, "I said to joy." The class learns and sings the song while Lacy plays the piano. Other songs include "I know the truth," "Song of the woods," "I live like a cuckoo," "The whisper," "The smiles,"...
Second half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi discussing how they choose poems to set to music and the process of setting the piece to music. Lacy and Aebi perform "I cut the curtains of deception." They teach the class the song, "I said to joy." The class learns and sings the song while Lacy plays the piano. Other songs include "I know the truth," "Song of the woods," "I live like a cuckoo," "The whisper," "The...
Second half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special," words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continued from 01p090.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy lecture on improvisation and collaboration in jazz. Lacy and Aebi discuss their musical background and the history of putting literature to jazz. The recording includes brief performances and ends with a question and answer session.
First half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special", words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continues on 01p091.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 1 of 3.
Allen Ginsberg course on 19th Century Poetics: William Blake. This portion of the class continues from the previous tape 81P164 talking about "The Mental Travelor" and its relation to "The Four Zoas." There is much discussion by AG leading the class through line by line of the readings with explantions of characters and Blake's interpretation of life and its meaning and imagination.
byAllen, Paula Gunn; Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
First half of a performance with Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Paula Gunn Allen, and Allen Ginsberg. Taylor opens singing several songs including "London" by William Blake, set to music by Tuli Kupferberg. Waldman reads excerpts from Iovis and Kaliyuga Blues. Paula Gunn Allen's performance includes "Never cry uncle," "Heyoka (Coyote tale)," "Koshkalaka (Ceremonial dyke)," "That's a switch or so she said," and "Quien es que anda (Who is it... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
First half of a Jane Augustine class. Augustine lectures on feminist studies, focusing on Clarise Lispector. Other topics include the avant-garde and the ego, the penis, and the French feminists. (Continues on 90P076)
Tape 1 of 2 containing a class taught by Jane Augustine. Topics include gender politics, the power structures inherent in sex, and Buddhism. Augustine cites the work of such writers as Helen Cixous, Luce Iragaray, and Julia Kristeva.
Anne Waldman chairs a Naropa Summer Writing Program colloquium on surrealism with Jack Collom, Allen Ginsberg, and others. An unidentified participant, probably Jane Augustine, reads Kurt Schwitters's Anna Blume. Jack Collom speaks about surrealism and Alexander Pope ("Sir Real") and reads selections from The rape of the lock. Someone identified only as "Jonathan" reads a selection from Alice in Wonderland. Allen Ginsberg reads poetry by Philip Lamantia including Putdown of...
First half of a reading with Jane Augustine, Andrei Codrescu, Anselm Hollo, and Jack Collom. Highlights include Jane Augustine reading a long poem in which a second voice repeats the first word of each section throughout that section, and Andrei Codrescu reading "Memogasoline." (Continues on 88P020)